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  • CO chemisorption at vacancies of supported graphene films:

    a candidate for a sensor?

    E. Celasco,  G. Carraro,   A. Lusuan,   M. Smerieri,   J. Pal,   M. Rocca,  L. Savio and   L. Vattuone

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 18692-18696

  • Formation of a Quasi-Free-Standing Single Layer of

    Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Pt(111)

    by a Single Molecular Precursor

    by S. Nappini, I Píš, T.O. Menteş, A. Sala, M. Cattelan, S. Agnoli, F. Bondino and E. Magnano



    Fast One-Pot Synthesis of MoS2/Crumpled Graphene p–n Nanonjunctions

    for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production

    F. Carraro, L. Calvillo, M. Cattelan, M. Favaro, M. Righetto, S. Nappini, I. Píš, V. Celorrio, D. J. Fermín, A. Martucci, S. Agnoli, and G. Granozzi

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20157 (46), pp 25685–25692


    Enhanced Chemical Reactivity of Pristine Graphene Interacting Strongly with a Substrate: Chemisorbed Carbon Monoxide on Graphene/Nickel(1 1 1)

     by M. SmerieriE. CelascoG. CarraroA. LusuanJ. PalG. BraccoM. RoccaL. Savio and L. Vattuone

    ChemCatChem 7, 2328, 2015



    Oxygen reactivity on pure and B-doped graphene over crystalline Cu(111).

    Effects of the dopant and of the metal support

    by L. Ferrighi and C. Di Valentin


    Surface Science doi:10.1016/j.susc.2014.11.001



    TiO2/graphene nanocomposites from the direct reduction of graphene oxide by metal evaporation

    by M. Favaro, S. Agnoli, C. Di Valentin, C. Mattevi, M. Cattelan, L. Artiglia, E. Magnano, F. Bondino, S. Nappini and G. Granozzi. 


    CARBON, 2014, 68, Pages 319–329


    Single and Multiple Doping in Graphene Quantum Dots:

    Unraveling the Origin of Selectivity in the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

    by M. Favaro, L. Ferrighi, G. Fazio, L. Colazzo, C. Di Valentin, C. Durante, F. Sedona, A. Gennaro, S. Agnoli, and G. Granozzi

    ACS Catalysis, 20155, Pages 129–144


    Theoretical Studies of Oxygen Reactivity of Free-Standing and Supported Boron-Doped Graphene

    C. Di Valentin, L. Ferrighi and G. Fazio

    ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 1061

  • Surface-Confined Polymerization of Halogenated Polyacenes:

    The Case of Dibromotetracene on Ag(110)

    by I. PíšL. FerrighiT. Hai NguyenS. NappiniL. VaghiA. BasagniE. MagnanoA. PapagniF. SedonaC. Di ValentinS. Agnoli, and F. Bondino

    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016120 (9), pp 4909–4918


    Catalysis under Cover:

    Enhanced Reactivity at the Interface between (Doped) Graphene and Anatase TiO2

    by L. Ferrighi, M. Datteo, G. Fazio, and C. Di Valentin

    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (23), pp 7365–7376



Carbon (C) based materials are widely employed in different technological fields. Graphene (G) is the most fundamental archetype of C nanostructures and it has gained a clear prominence among materials thanks to its exceptional properties (superb carrier mobility, good transparency, excellent thermal conductivity etc.).
Nowadays, the forefront of research has moved from the study of the basic properties of pure G, to the investigation of chemically modified systems, i.e. doped-G or GO, and of their interaction with other nano-objects, such as nanoparticles (NPs) or complex molecules, to form G nano-composites with a significant reactivity, in contrast to the chemical inertness of G.  Read More...



Check out our latest publication:  

The magnetization orientation of Fe ultrathin layers in contact with graphene


2016, 18, 33233-33239



European Conference on Surface Science, ECOSS32,

28 Aug-02 Sept, Grenoble France

"Surface assisted synthesis of graphene nanostructures on silver"

by Letizia Savio

International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces, ICSFS 18,

28 Aug-02 Sept, Chemnitz Germany

"From Organometallic structures to graphene nanoribbons: Dibromopyrene on Ag(110)"

by Marco Smerieri


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Master Exam 

Costanza Ronchi (UNIMIB) received her Master's degree defending the thesis:

"Role of defects and impurity on the reactivity of graphene"


Bachelor Exam

Giacomo Manzato (UNIGE) received his Bachelor's degree defending the thesis:

"Study of Self-assembly of Br-Corannulene structures on Ag(110)

through Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"


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